In addition to paintings, sculptures and ceramics Picasso left an immense graphic oeuvre of more than 2500 etchings, woodcuts, aquatints, lithographs and linocuts. The earliest prints originated in 1904, when the artist had chosen to permanently settle in Paris. From 1933 onwards graphic art was no longer a sideline to him, but an indispensable medium. Picasso experimented extensively with technique, found new subjects and made variations on old themes. He remained enormously productive until 1972, the year before his death. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen owns almost four hundred prints by Picasso. By far the largest part was acquired between 1954 and 1969. Thanks to a subscription with the Gallery Louise Leiris in Paris, the museum received a numbered copy, signed by the artist, of most of the prints from this period. The colour linocuts, of which the first ones originated in 1958, are undoubtedly among the highlights. Even though Picasso was already in his seventies, he quickly mastered the technique and experimented with forms and colours to his heart's content. In 2002 the museum managed to acquire a highly special addition to this collection. From the collection of the master printer who assisted Picasso a series of eight consecutive proofs were acquired of the colour linocut 'La Dame à la Collerette' (1962). This series of Picasso's wife Jacqueline's portrait in historical costume forms a beautiful illustration of the artist's method when making a print. The Museum Boijmans is the only museum in the Netherlands to own a complete series of proofs in which the artistic quest of the printmaker can be followed step by step.
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|Title||Portrait of Jacqueline with a Collar|
|Material and technique||Colour linocut|
Print > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Height 530 mm
Width 400 mm
Drukker: Hidalgo Arnéra
Uitgever: Galerie Louise Leiris
|Accession number||MB 1963/27 (PK)|
|Credits||Aankoop / Purchase: 1963|
|Department||Drawings & Prints|
|Age artist||About 81 years old|
Boijmans bij de Buren - Picasso op papier (2019)
Coloured linocut > Lino cut > Manual > Relief printing techniques > Printing technique > Technique > Material and technique
|Geographical origin||Spain > Southern Europe > Europe|
|Geographical origin||France > Western Europe > Europe|
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Malaga 1881 - Mougins 1973
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